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Subject: Re: Met Tosca in HD/Radio
From: tom ponti <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:21:38 +0000
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Can't wait to see this Tosca on TV, as it seems to have been one of the greatest of all time. My favorite Met Tosca on DVD is the Verrett, Pavarotti and MacNeil performance. Was Saturday's better than that performance? It certainly has generated much conversation here.


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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 8:53 AM
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Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Met Tosca in HD/Radio

Glad someone told the Frau Frey to stick a sock in it

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> On Jan 29, 2018, at 7:33 AM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Tom Frey wrote:
>
> "I saw the HD Tosca. I loved the soprano, loved the tenor, loved the baritone, loved the
> orchestra and conductor, loved the chorus, loved the sets and costumes. Even loved the
> audience. To those who found the soprano squally, the baritone barky, the tenor inept, the
> conductor sluggish, the sets jejune, the costumes drab, the chorus flat, the audience
> uninformed, I suggest that in the future you just stay home. You'll save money and I
> guarantee that what ever broadcast you attend, you won't like. You might take a notepad
> and visit an art museum. You could write down everything you find wrong with the paintings
> and sculptures and feel good about yourself, knowing you have superior tastes than the
> scum of society that goes to trash like the Tosca this past Saturday and gives a standing
> ovation to the shitfest you were exposed to. Just a suggestion."
>
> For heaven's sake, Mr. Frey.  There is such a thing as difference of opinion.  Are you so
> insecure in your own views that you feel threatened by that and need to lash out with
> clumsy, heavy-handed sarcasm?
>
> I happen to agree with your assessment of the HD Tosca, but for you, or anyone else, to say
> that people who didn't like it as much as we did should "stay home," is childish.
>
> It is never too late to grow up and realize that other people may - legitimately - perceive
> things differently than you do.  Just a suggestion.
>
> MDW
>
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